Must Read News Articles – May 12

The Hindu

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Supreme Court to examine triple talaq validity, won’t go into issue of polygamy: Hearing a batch of petitions challenging triple talaq, a 5-judge bench of the Supreme Court says it would look into the aspect whether triple talaq is constitutional. (Live Mint)

Govt. regulator gives nod for GM mustard: The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), India’s apex regulator for genetically modified seeds, on Thursday cleared GM mustard for environmental release and use in farmer fields.

Monsoon may hit Andaman early: Monsoon rains may come two days earlier to the Andaman & Nicobar islands, but this will have no bearing on how soon it reaches Kerala.

Dalits, Adivasis, Muslims worst off: ‘Historically disadvantaged groups most excluded from access to public goods’.

ICJ writ may not be applicable to Pak.: Prominent commentators have expressed doubts over the ability of the International Court of Justice to enforce its order in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case.

Boost for defence manufacturers: Ministry moots new procurement model to give private sector a shot in the arm.

PM gets warm welcome in Colombo: New Delhi and Colombo have termed the visit as primarily a “religious” engagement.


New technology and old religion: Augmented reality is upending the interface between physical reality and human desire to shape our universe.

What’s in a generic name?: The core issues are affordable access to medicines and their rational prescription and use

TB timelines: The transmission cycle of the drug-resistant strain must be broken aggressively.


Voluntary unemployment rising: Debroy: NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy on Thursday flagged a dramatic rise in voluntary unemployment across the country, where people choose not to work below a certain income level after ‘investing’ in education.

Centre to release new series of IIP, WPI data: A new series of Index of Industrial Production (IIP) and Wholesale Price Index (WPI) will be released Friday in a bid to bring greater accuracy and improved synchronisation among such data sets, in turn leading to better policies.

‘NPA norms to force decision-making’: The Centre’s recent move amending the Banking Regulation Act to give more powers to the RBI to resolve stressed assets will force lenders to take a decision.

Indian Express

Error of judgement: The selection process that led to Justice Karnan becoming a judge needs revisiting.

Cure lies elsewhere: Generic medicines can’t be the first, or only, step to reduce the cost of treatment.

Live Mint

Xi Jinping’s big road is going to be bumpy: China President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road initiative will embroil the country in the tangled affairs of other countries to a degree unparalleled in its modern history.

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